The Seaway Valley Theatre Company is delighted to announce that it has recently been given a $148,300 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund. This grant was used for the installation of new house lighting on the main floor of the Seaway Valley Theatre, which was completed in July. This will give theatre lovers in Cornwall and SDG&A a more comfortable experience for many years to come. It’s also funded the purchase of a new, twenty-four unit wireless microphone system, which was bought in June. We now have a more stable and secure layer of tech infrastructure which will greatly improve the sonic quality of our performances.
“The Seaway Valley Theatre Company is an important asset to our Arts & Culture community throughout Stormont, Dundas & South Glengarry. This grant will help SVTC to present world class events here at home in Cornwall. Congratulations to all of the entertainers, organizers and supporters with this new upgrade to the lighting systems,” said Nolan Quinn, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.
The building is the home base of the Seaway Valley Theatre Company, Cornwall’s premier non-professional theatre company. It is also used by other community organizations for a wide variety of functions and events. Thanks to the $148,300 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, a better atmosphere can now be offered to the building’s audiences and clients.
“We’re absolutely over the moon to have received this grant from the Ontario Trillum Foundation,” said Lise Richer, president of the Seaway Valley Theatre Company. “Although we still have a lot of work to do, we’re now closer to seeing our dream become reality. We’re so grateful to the OTF for believing in us and this investment in our community.”